Sunday, December 05, 2004
Butchering the Latin Language
- INDC Journal: Macroglossius lunarius abundantia fectum comedo, for "Long-tongued Poo Eating Moonbat."
- Roger L. Simon: Anchormanus Pomposis, for "Pompous Anchorman."
"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae, loosely tied" (Holbrook Jackson, Anatomy of Bibliomania) by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" (Horace, Ars Poetica 173).
Michael Gilleland is an antediluvian, bibliomaniac, and curmudgeon.